Narrative of an Expedition of Exploration in North-Western Australia. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 18, Session 1916-17. Herbert BASEDOW.

Narrative of an Expedition of Exploration in North-Western Australia. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 18, Session 1916-17

Adelaide, RGSSA, 1918.

Octavo, [183] pages plus 41 plates (one in colour) (in a total of xii, 295 pages with numerous illustrations plus plates and a folding map).

Original printed wrappers a little unevenly sunned and slightly marked; an excellent copy (internally fine).

Undertaken initially (in April-June 1916) to explore the mineralogical possibilities of the region; the end result is of considerable anthropological significance. To quote Dr Basedow: 'Realising the rare opportunity for conducting scientific research in a tract of practically unknown country, I resolved that, after the work entrusted to me by the Syndicate had been completed, I would on my own account continue the explorations further afield'. Offered together with the large folding map, issued separately in the printed paper slipcase: 'Sketch Plan of the North-West Coast of Australia' (480 × 760 mm). This volume contains one other major article, the annual address of the President, John Lewis: 'Some Notes on the Early Navigation of the River Murray' (102 pages with 2 illustrations plus 14 plates and a folding map). McLaren 5067 (the separate issue). [2 items].

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